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ERIC Number: ED002858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Jan
Pages: 59
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DETERMINING AN EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN OF MIGRATORY WORKERS IN WISCONSIN (PHASE I).
THOMAS, DONALD R.
A SYSTEM OF PROVIDING EDUCATION FOR THE CHILDREN OF MIGRANT WORKERS OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOME COMMUNITIES WAS DESIGNED AND TESTED. THE OBJECTIVES WERE--(1) TO DEVELOP PROCEDURES TO PREDICT THE ARRIVAL OF SPECIFIC CHILDREN IN SPECIFIC AREAS AT SPECIFIC TIMES, (2) TO DEVELOP EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT ARE APPROPRIATE TO THE NEEDS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN, AND (3) TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PROGRAMS ARE FINANCIALLY FEASIBLE. A FACT-FINDING SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER OF MIGRANT CHILDREN IN THE STATE, DATE OF ARRIVAL, LENGTH OF STAY, AND AREAS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS AFFECTED. A FORM WAS DEVELOPED WHICH WAS SENT TO THE TEXAS EMPLOYMENT AGENCY SO THAT THE CREW LEADER WHO SIGNED THE LABOR CONTRACT FOR WORK IN WISCONSIN COULD LIST THE NAMES, HOME SCHOOL, AND OTHER DATA CONCERNING CHILDREN OF THE CREW. THESE FORMS WERE USED TO CLASSIFY CHILDREN BY TYPE OF HOME SCHOOL, AND A FORM SEEKING A SHORT EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT WAS SENT TO THE HOME SCHOOL. WHEN THE REGULAR ESTABLISHED PROGRAM WAS IN EXISTENCE, A REPORT OF ACTIVITIES IN A WISCONSIN MIGRANT SCHOOL WAS SENT TO THE HOME SCHOOL IN TEXAS. PREDICTIVE SCALES WERE DEVELOPED BASED UPON FINDINGS OF THE RESEARCH PHASE OF THE PROGRAM. THE FINDINGS RESULTED IN VERIFYING APPROXIMATELY 22 PERCENT OF THE MIGRANT CHILDREN WHICH WAS A SUFFICIENT NUMBER TO WARRANT PREDICTION FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES, AND WOULD IMPLY THE NEED FOR FIVE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL CENTERS IN WISCONSIN. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.
Identifiers: MADISON; TEXAS; WISCONSIN